MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 27: Brett Ratten, Interim Senior Coach of the Saints looks on during the 2019 AFL round 19 match between the St Kilda Saints and the Melbourne Demons at Marvel Stadium on July 27, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

Brett Ratten’s appointment as St Kilda’s permanent senior coach is “imminent”, according to AFL Record’s Ash Browne.

Brown is reporting that an announcement is expected over the next 48 hours.

The 48-year old took over as caretaker after Alan Richardson was sacked mid-season, helping guide the club to three wins from six games.

Ratten previously coached Carlton from 2007-2012 where he had a 50 per cent winning record from 120 games.